(1843-1907) Norwegian nationalist composer. Much of his music is small-scale, particularly his songs, dances, sonatas, and piano works, strongly identifying with Norwegian folk music. Among his orchestral works are the Piano Concerto in A Minor 1869 and the incidental music for Ibsen’s Peer Gynt 1876, commissioned by Ibsen and the Norwegian government.
Grieg studied at the Leipzig Conservatoire and in Copenhagen. He was a director of the Christiania (Oslo) Philharmonic Society 1866 and played a part in the formation of the Norwegian Academy of Music.